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You get what you pay for with this one
on March 3, 2011
I've had lots of the US-made Schrade knives. They've all been at least decent, and many have been wonderful. This one does NOT live up to the old standards, however. Overall, it's about as good as the US knives were, except for the blade. The Chinese Old Timers I've handled (and this one is no exception) have all come from the factory with a poor cutting edge. A few minutes with my ceramic hones put an okay edge on this one, but I doubt it will ever be as sharp as the Schrade knives of the 1990's were, right out of the box. Schrade is still a viable choice, but don't expect the same quality we grew up with.